BBQ Boogie & Blues approaching to move 10000 visitors to Calhoun: Two-day …

March 23, 2015 - bbq set

The fourth-annual BBQ Boogie Blues in Downtown Calhoun, an eventuality Gov. Nathan Deal and a Kansas City Barbeque Society have announced a nationally-sanctioned grill competition, is approaching to move thousands of visitors to Gordon County.

Set for 109 S. King St. on Friday, Apr 24, and Saturday, Apr 25, a two-day eventuality to embody a veteran grill and backyard grillers competition, song and entertainment, humanities and crafts, fundraising opportunities and activities for children is approaching to move vast dollars to a community.

“If a continue cooperates, we design 10,000 and people during a weekend,” pronounced Sarah Husser, executive of a Gordon County Convention Visitors Bureau. “The eventuality has a intensity to have a vast mercantile impact on this community. Overnight visitors spend a night in a hotels, and shop, sup and fuel their cars. Day-trip visitors shop, sup and fuel their cars.”

Husser pronounced tourism is “big business,” generating income for internal business and taxation dollars.

“In 2013, Gordon County’s tourism attention generated $43.48 million in approach traveller spending, combined $1.54 million in state taxation revenues, generated $1.2 million in internal taxation revenues and upheld 430 jobs,” Husser said, adding 2014 numbers will be expelled in a fall.

Overnight and day-trip visitors are critical to Calhoun and Gordon County, as both spend income in a community, Husser said.

“The Convention Visitors Bureau, a multiplication of a Chamber that organizes BBQ Boogie Blues, is saved by a hotel-motel bed taxation so a idea is to attract visitors that will stay for a whole weekend and spend a night in a hotels,” she added. “Overnight visitors have a biggest mercantile impact on a community.”

Barbecue eventuality to move competitors from opposite country

The grill foe to occur during BBQ Boogie Blues is authorised by a Kansas City Barbeque Society and a Georgia Barbecue Championship attracts teams and judges from opposite a country. 

“This year, we design during slightest 40 veteran teams and 10 to 12 backyard griller teams,” Husser said. “Currently, we have teams purebred from Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We have KCBS judges roving from New York, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia.

“Last year, we had 29 veteran teams from opposite a Southeast and one from Oklahoma and 9 backyard grillers teams.”

The eventuality this year will be featured on “BBQ Pit Wars,” according to a Gordon County Chamber of Commerce, that pronounced it has been detected by network Destination America.

BBQ Boogie Blues will be featured on a uncover set to atmosphere this summer. Husser pronounced 4 of a biggest names in grill would be competing in a competition.

Event goers will have a possibility to representation competitors’ grill from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a $10 People’s Choice eventuality by a Calhoun-Gordon County Library during 100 N. Park Ave.

Ride, walk, competition to advantage causes

Three events benefiting nonprofit agencies and internal causes are scheduled to occur during BBQ Boogie Blues.

The Amazing Race, set for Saturday, Apr 25, during 10 a.m., will underline runners sealed on to support a Chamber’s Gordon County Young Professionals and internal cultivation scholarship students in a competition around Calhoun.

Teams of 4 will contest in earthy and mental challenges. The competition is open to ninth-graders by adults.

A $100 entrance price is compulsory per four-person team; all group members are compulsory to stay together and attend in a four- to five-hour race.

The first-place winners will get $500 and second place, $300. Mystery prizes also will be awarded.

Calhoun Cycling Club is organizing a Better Start Living Metric Century Ride to advantage a Alzheimer’s Association.

Ride options are a 5-mile “Family Fun Ride” and 14-mile, 35-mile and 62-mile courses, all on scenic farming roads with really small traffic. While a routes are on easily trafficked farming roads with rolling terrain, a 62-mile choice has assuage climbing, according to organizers.

The rides start during Cherokee Cycles in Calhoun.

Registration starts during 8 a.m. Find sum during

The Gordon County Mar of Dimes Mar for Babies also is set for Saturday, Apr 25, with registration commencement during 10 a.m., during BBT Park. The impetus starts during 11 a.m. The travel is in jubilee of supports lifted locally for Mar of Dimes. For some-more information or to donate, revisit

March of Dimes supports programs in your village that assistance moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and supports investigate to find answers to a problems that bluster babies, according to a website.

Volunteer for BBQ Boogie Blues

The cover is seeking volunteers to assistance with BBQ Boogie Blues. Volunteers are indispensable Friday, Apr 24, from 3:30 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, Apr 25, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

BBQ Boogie Blues is critical for Calhoun since it provides a good eventuality to foster a village to a vast audience, from a KCBS newsletter distributed to their members to a dual billboards on Interstate 75, a eventuality combines a accumulation of events for all ages and interests into a fun weekend for visitors and residents, and a eventuality attracts visitors from opposite a nation to a community,” Husser said.

To volunteer, call Husser during 706-625-3200.

BBQ Boogie Blues report of events

BBQ Boogie Blues, according to Sarah Husser, executive of a Gordon County Convention Visitors Bureau, will embody a kids section with inflatables and tractor and sight rides supposing by a Gordon County Antique Engine and Tractor Club and live song on Saturday with a Live Exchange Band.

The eventuality schedule, according to, is as follows:

Friday, Apr 24

5 p.m. – Velo Vineyard Beer/Wine Garden Opens

6 p.m. – Vendors Open on Court Street and Park Avenue and Kids Zone Opens in City Park

7:30 p.m. – Georgia String Band Festival, Norman Blake Concert during Harris Arts Center (Tickets required,

8 p.m. – Baxter/Dean Runway Show on Court Street (Tickets required, squeeze around

10 p.m. – India Galyean and Swingtime Orchestra of Chattanooga Concert on Court Street

Saturday, Apr 25

8:30 a.m. – Better Start Living 62-mile bike float starts

10 a.m.-5 p.m. – A full day of party and fun. Vendors and Kids Zone open.

10 a.m. – Amazing Race and Better Start Living 5-, 15- and 35-mile bike rides start

10 a.m. – Live music, Joseph Evans with a Georgia String Band Festival

11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Live Music, Live Exchange Band

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – People’s Choice, try a competitors’ grill for $10 (located outward a library).

11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Velo Vineyard Beer/Wine Garden is open

11 a.m. – Mar of Dimes Mar for Babies starts during City Park (Register during

12 p.m. – Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention registration opens during Harris Arts Center

1 p.m. – Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention starts during Harris Arts Center

4 p.m. – BBQ Competition awards presentation

4 p.m. – See “The Goonies” on a vast shade during Calhoun’s GEM Theatre.

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